Laura Grizzlypaws – Bear Dancer Tells Why The World Needs To Learn Lesson From The Bear People – Pow Wow Life

Laura Grizzlypaws – Bear Dancer Tells Why The World Needs To Learn Lesson From The Bear People – Pow Wow Life

Posted By Paul G June 25th, 2019 Blog

Listen to my interview with Laura Grizzlypaws.


Grizzlypaws was born and raised in Lillooet, British Columbia in the Interior Plateau region, she is of St’át’imc descent. Her St’át’imc name is “Stálhalamcen – Grizzly Paws,” She belongs to the people of Xwisten the Bear Clan.

At the age of sixteen, Grizzlypaws began to relearn the St’át’imc traditions her passion grew stronger in education and the heritage of her people it became a way of life.



She is a dancer, drummer, and a singer/songwriter, an academic, educator and a language and cultural advocate.

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Show Notes

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My first time stepping onto the bodybuilding stage as a bikini athlete! This experience has heightened my awareness and understanding of this art and mastery. After months of pounding and throwing weights and getting the cardio vascular training in it was stage time!!! I have to say that it was very inspiring to connect with other like-minded people however bodybuilding is an individual sport and your basically you are on your own. You eat your macros of carbs and proteins you get up in the morning at 5 or 6 o’clock to do your cardio by yourself you commit to your gym time schedules your iron dates irregardless of what everyone else is doing or what gathering event or festival is taking place you commit to your iron date yourself. Now that I have completed my first competition it is time to prepare to improve grow and stimulate new muscle growth. There is room for improved progress. This first time experience has given me great effort to learn as much as possible about the sport. With more knowledge comes better progress. Knowledge is power! Thank you to Coach @amerthehammer for your guidance and the leadership as I progressed and continued on this journey! For being there to listen and acknowledge my efforts and even my struggles and the encouragement and pushing me when I struggled with my health and body impacts. Thank you @gabsfitt_ for your support on my posing and tweaking my routine to smooth out ck. my rough edges! Thank you @tinamariespringham for the posing sessions and confidence coaching 👌🏽that grounded me! A HUGE love and appreciation to my boys that have pushed me and encouraged me Countless times and looked after their little sister ♥️ my Sister Marilyn for treating my injury so that I could keep pushing 💪🏽 And to all and everyone that had encouraged me and sent me the love and best wishes 🙏 God Bless #appreciationpost #gratitude #coachme #leadership #hammerfitness #teamhammer #bikiniathlete #bccup #inspiration

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